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Whatever (Hayashibara Megumi)

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Hayashibara Megumi
2005.03.16 (re-release)
Catalog Number
KICS-91152 (re-release)
  1. Yoake no Shooting Star (夜明けのShooting Star; A Shooting Star at Dawn)
  2. Mamotte Ageru (守ってあげる; I Will Protect You)
  3. Koi Musouka (恋 ・無双華; Matchless Love)
  4. Prism Eye (プリズムアイ)
  5. NAGARE BOSHI (翔星 -NAGARE BOSHI-; Shooting Star)
  6. Still Waiting
  8. Ame no Hi no Sugoshikata (New Recording) (雨の日の過ごし方; How to Spend a Rainy Day)
  9. Back Seat Doll ga Mite Ita (New Recording) (Back Seat Doll が見ていた; The Back Seat Doll Was Watching)
  10. Ryuuseiki Gakusaver (流星機 ガクセイバー; Meteor Machine Gakusaver)
  11. Hamabe no Diary (New Recording) (浜辺のダイアリー; Seaside Diary)
  12. Natsu no Uneri (夏のうねり; Swell of Summer)
  13. Distance (New Recording)
  14. Tokyo Boogie Night
  15. Nijiiro no Sneaker (虹色のSneaker; Rainbow Coloured Sneaker)


WHATEVER is the second album released by Hayashibara Megumi. The album was released exactly a year after her debut major label single, "Nijiiro no Sneaker", which is featured on the album (as well as on her first album). Unlike on her first album, all of the tracks found on WHATEVER had various tie-ins. The album also features the first song recorded by Hayashibara, "Yoake no Shooting Star", which was used in the 1988 anime Mobile Suit Gundam 0080: War in My Pocket. The first press edition of the album came with a large box and a 40 page photo booklet, with a mixture of color and black and white photos.

On 2005.03.16, a limited edition re-release was issued along with all of Hayashibara's other albums up through the VINTAGE albums. This version of the album featured all the tracks remastered and a 42 page photo booklet, all of which was located inside a special box.

The album reached #18 on the weekly Oricon chart, and stayed on the chart for a total of three weeks, selling 22,180 copies. The re-release of the album failed to chart on the weekly Oricon chart.

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